Coronavirus: How society is adapting to keep us apart amid COVID-19 pandemic

Countries in Europe and elsewhere are beginning to lift lockdowns, pushing social distancing to the fore in the fight to prevent COVID-19.

But getting people to keep their distance — especially in busy metro networks and on crowded train platforms — is a huge challenge.

These photos illustrate how nations across the world are having to adapt in a bid to keep people apart in life after lockdown.

Denmark

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This is how shoppers are being kept apart in Aalborg, Denmark.Henning Bagger/AP Photo

France

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White circles are laid to keep commuters apart on a platform at Paris’ Gare du Nord stationChristophe Ena/AP PhotoChristophe Ena
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The circles tell people where to stand in order to respect social distancing. Location: Gare du Nord train station in Paris, FranceChristophe Ena/AP Photo

Greece

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Protesters keep their distance from each other during a May Day rally outside the Greek parliament in Athens.PAME via AP

Italy

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Seats on Milan’s metro are put out of use to keep commuters apart while red circles show people where to standMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP
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Commuters sit apart on Milan’s metro, with the two seats in between them put out of actionMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP

Colombia

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Markings tell commuters in Medellin, Colombia, where to stand.JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP

South Africa

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Seats out of use on a train in South Africa.Phill Magakoe / AFP
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Migrant workers in India place their bags inside circles marked along a road to maintain social distancing as they wait for a bus.DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP

USA

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People practice social distancing while enjoying the nice weather at Central Park’s Sheep Meadow in New YorkRonald Blum/AP Photo
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Film lovers at a drive-in cinema in TexasEric Gay/AP Photo
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Tables are cordoned off at a restaurant in Port Orange, Florida, to keep diners apart.John Raoux/ AP Photo

Malaysia

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Tape to keep men apart in toilets in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMOHD RASFAN/AFP

Slovakia

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City councillors in Bratislava, Slovakia, keeping their distance from each other at a meeting.VLADIMIR SIMICEK / AFP

Germany

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A worshipper, clutching an online ticket, arrives for a service at Cologne Cathedral.Martin Meissner/AP Photo

Pakistan

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Social distancing in a mosque in Peshawar, PakistanMuhammad Sajjad/ AP Photo
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Labour union workers maintain social distancing as they carry placards during a May Day rally in Karachi, PakistanAsif HASSAN / AFP

Sweden

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A big sticker is placed on a pavement in the heart of Stockholm to instruct people to keep two metres apart.Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP
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Healthcare services in Sweden instruct people to keep two metres apart.JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP

Israel

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People stand apart during a protest against Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and government corruption in Tel AvivOded Balilty/AP Photo

Source: https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/07/coronavirus-how-society-is-adapting-to-keep-us-apart-amid-covid-19-pandemic